The Rural Aberdeenshire LEADER programme 2008-2014 is now closed
Please visit for details of the new programme.

The SRDP is a major 1.6 billion programme of economic, environmental and social measures designed to develop rural Scotland up to 2013.

Measures are delivered through:

  • Crofting Counties Agricultural Grant Scheme
  • Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation Grant Scheme
  • Forestry Commission Challenge Funds
  • The LEADER initiative
  • Less Favoured Area Support Scheme
  • Rural Development Contracts
  • Skills Development Scheme

The SRDP brings together a wide range of formerly separate support schemes including those covering the farming, forestry and primary processing sectors, rural enterprise and business development, diversification and rural tourism.

Farming scene